Minister of the Word
It is very important to be aware of the demanding nature of the Proclamation of the Word. If the Minister of the Word does not grasp the overall sense of the text, it is more difficult for the congregation to absorb it. On-going training is provided for this members of this ministry group. It is important to get the text a week prior to the reading, and note the connection between the first reading, responsorial psalm, and the Gospel. This helps the minister to communicate effectively in public.